Posted in music | tour dates on August 1, 2012

by Bill Pearis

Prince Rama

Brooklyn sibling duo Prince Rama will release their new album, Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World, on November 6 via Paw Tracks. That's the cover art above, and if it looks like some used-bin '80s K-Tel compilation, the album functions in much the same way. Here's a bit from the press release:

Conceived as a pseudo-compilation album, the Brooklyn duo invented ten different pop bands that died during the apocalypse, channelling the ghosts of each one to perform the various songs. Spanning genres and stylistic eras from across the globe, Top Ten Hits explores pop music's relationship to memory, nostalgia, and the spirit world. Incorporating influences as disparate as cosmic disco, motorcycle rock, new-wave, grunge, tribal goth, Arabic pop, and ghost-modern glam, Prince Rama filters each sound through the destroyed lens of a post-apocalyptic future looking back at the wonders of its sonic past...Top Ten Hits of the End of the World isn't just a pop album, it's a retrospective requiem of all pop albums ever made. Nothing like this has ever been attempted by a single band, and its residual echoes will continue to haunt this world and the next.
"Ghost-modern glam"...you can't say these ladies don't have a sense of humor about themselves. Long before the album drops, you'll have a few chances to see them play. (Maybe you already did, last week at Summercreen?) Prince Rama plays the Basilica Festival in Hudson, NY on August 11 and open for Gang Gang Dance at 285 Kent on September 23. All tour dates are listed below.

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Prince Rama - 2012 Tour Dates
August 11 -- Basilica Festival // Hudson, NY
August 24 -- Faktory // Reykjavik, Iceland
August 29 -- KB 18 // Copenhagen, Denmark with Girlseeker
August 31 -- Debaser Malmo // Brooklyn Sweden Fest, MALMO SWEDEN
September 1 -- Debaser Slussen // Brooklyn Sweden Fest, STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
September 23 -- 285 Kent // Brooklyn, NY with Gang Gang Dance

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Comments (21)

if this sounds anything close to what punkcast recently uploaded, then NO THANKS. PR used to be such an awesome band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:12 PM

these guys suck compared to sun araw and peaking lights

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:13 PM

Sounds cool. If the world were to end, would that pretty lady give you a kiss? Would you talk of things that you would miss?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:21 PM

STOP BROOKLYN

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:24 PM

bla

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:33 PM

love it

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 3:34 PM

Last Wednesday I was walking through McCarren Park from Driggs across towards the concrete softball fields. As I got closer I started to make out what was making my ears bleed. This. Uggh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 4:52 PM

I am digging that cover.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 5:28 PM

.you can't say these ladies don't have a sense of humor about themselves

I would hope clowns would have a sense of humor.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 6:03 PM

disposable

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 6:38 PM

They're going to release 50 limited copies by balloon off a Bushwick rooftop. A few of those will be discovered by neighborhood childrn, who will use them as coasters for grape soda.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 7:36 PM

Remember music?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 8:21 PM

Remember personal info?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 1:13 AM

This is the worst band ever, please do not buy into this ! I cannot believe people like this garbage. Any further questions and you can suck it

Posted by Jeff Cavalier | August 2, 2012 9:40 AM

Remember Jeff Cavalier?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 8:08 PM

Perfectly composed content material , Really enjoyed reading .

Posted by miniclip | August 31, 2012 7:33 AM

hipster trendy band UGH.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2013 11:32 PM

cool. That all I can say.

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Posted by sea horizon | November 4, 2013 8:39 AM

I've seen these girls on the subway a few times. It seems to me like there's nothing going on upstairs. At all. Except living in a Bushwick/Williamsburg hipsterfied bubble that has no facet of meaning or intelligence.

Maybe they'll release another 1000 balloons into the air for this occasion?

Posted by Anonymous | November 4, 2013 8:56 AM

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